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Necklace

  • Place of origin:

    Vienna (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1855 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Schlichtegroll (maker)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Silver gilt painted and set with garnets, emeralds, emerald pastes and mainly imitation pearls

  • Museum number:

    2664-1856

  • Gallery location:

    Jewellery, Rooms 91 to 93, The William and Judith Bollinger Gallery, case 19, shelf D, box 8

The necklace is part of a larger set or parure. This includes a bracelet, brooch and earrings. These pieces were made about 1855 but were inspired by 17th century jewellery. They were specially designed to be mass produced cheaply from standardised component parts. The V&A bought this set as an example of excellence in inexpensive production.

Physical description

Silver-gilt necklace, painted in imitation of enamel and set with almandine garnets, emeralds, emerald pastes, and (mainly imitation) pearls. In the style of the 17th century.

Place of Origin

Vienna (made)

Date

ca. 1855 (made)

Artist/maker

Schlichtegroll (maker)

Materials and Techniques

Silver gilt painted and set with garnets, emeralds, emerald pastes and mainly imitation pearls

Dimensions

Length: 38.1 cm unfastened, Height: 7.9 cm, Depth: 1.9 cm

Object history note

Purchased by the Museum from the manufacturer at the Paris Universal Exhibition of 1855: Shown by the maker (Schlichtegroll) at the Paris Universal Exhibition of 1855 and purchased there by the Museum as an example of the excellence of cheap production.

Descriptive line

17th century-style silver-gilt necklace, painted in imitation of enamel and set with almandine garnets, emeralds, pastes and pearls, made by Schlichtegroll, Austria (Vienna), about 1855

Materials

Silver; Garnet; Emerald; Pearl; Paste (glass)

Techniques

Gilding; Setting; Painting (coating); Lapidary

Categories

Jewellery; Europeana Fashion Project

Collection

Metalwork Collection

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